Skooter reporting 10/31/12
A close election is just one more week to go, Frankenstorm Sandy has puzzled the presidential race, stopped early voting in many areas and led some to consider whether the election might even be postponed or re-scheduled.
Everybody understands that it could take days to restore electricity to more than 8 million homes and businesses that lost power when the storm beat the East Coast. That means it's most likely power could still be not on hand in parts of some states on Election Day next Tuesday, a major problem for precincts that count on electronic voting machines.
But as the storm broke through the coast, even some of those closely involved in the election appeared to be in the shadowy about what alternatives are available to deal with the storm. House press secretary Jay Carney was asked Monday whether Presidenthad the power to reschedule the election, he said, he wasn't sure.
Here are some questions and answers about what's likely and not when it comes to rescheduling Election Day as posted by Josh Lederman of Associated Press –